MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: beta
Implementation Tag
Description Cite an external bibtex file
Author(s) Olaf Lenz, Christopher Wagner
Latest version 2.0 (2011-07-11)
MediaWiki 1.16+
Database changes No
License No license specified
Example ICPWiki
<bibentry>,<br />, <bibsearch>
Translate the ExternBib extension if it is available at translatewiki.net
Check usage and version matrix.

The ExternBib extension allows to cite an external bibtex file.

This placeholder is to ensure that ExternBib shows up in the Extension Matrix. The actual homepage is the GitHub project page.


  1. Download the files from GitHub as tar.gz or zip.
  2. Create a directory ExternBib in your $IP/extensions directory.
  3. Extract the files to this $IP /extensions/ExternBib directory.
  4. Add
    require_once( "$IP/extensions/ExternBib/ExternBib.php" );
    to the bottom of LocalSettings.php .
  5. Run
    php updatedb.php
    to create externbib.db
  6. Installation can now be verified through Special:Version of your wiki.